Toon In: The Invisible Moustache Of Raoul Dufy (1955)

Welcome back friends to a new installment of Toon In, that point in a week where we stop and take a moment to share with you a theatrical short or cartoon worthy of your precious viewing time.

This week we have a 1955 short, directed by the legendary illustrator Aurelius Battaglia for the UPA studio entitled The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy. A story that focuses on the life of the equally legendary French painter Raoul Dufy and how that life was changed when he refused to give up his desire to bring the World his personal vision through his painting. That and his “invisible” moustache.

The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy

This short was nominated for a 1957 BAFTA award for best Best Animated Film. There is shockingly little information on the short beyond the music was composed by Alexander Laszlo and written by Sidney Peterson. I can certainly tell you however the narrator for this nearly ten minute short is Hans Conried (Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Hobbit) who knew a thing or two about voice over work for animated fare.

So come and Toon In as we learn of The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy!

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